Home can be a dangerous place to those with difficulty getting around or with little sense of danger. It’s well-known that if you have children you should lock away your cleaning products and put harmful objects such as knives out of reach, but when it comes to infirm or frail adults we don’t usually think of these simple measures. For those with disabilities or who are moving into old age, it’s often the case that a nursing home is the obvious care solution.
The entry is # 1 on most people’s agenda when they start to imagine getting in and out of their house. Almost everyone wants to Age in Place. Too many of us are forced to move, losing the comforts and familiarity of our home, because we cannot get in the door.
Mackmiller’s design team’s challenge was to convert the original 29-square-foot bathroom into a 60-square-foot space that would incorporate elements of universal design and consider the needs of everyone using the space.
Shoshana Shamberg talks about 5 ways to improve bathroom comfort and safety.